Book on tape

Robyn Starkey rohina at
Fri Jan 24 11:38:17 EST 2003

Hi All

I don't know how many of you like to listen to talking books. I have to 
travel to work on a bus with a lot of noisy teenagers, and I was finding it 
hard to read, because of their loud conversations. So my clever husband 
suggested a walkman and book on tape as a solution. I have just listened to 
Sabriel read by Tim Curry, and I thought I would recommend it to you all. 
Some books work better than others on tape, I think, and this one works 
particularly well. Curry reads it well, without being too actory, but still 
putting a lot of excitement into the story, and the description becomes 
very vivid. I think it had an added dimension for me as the day I listened 
to the first few chapters it was snowing really hard, so those descriptions 
of Sabriel racing through the snow were more sensory.


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